Iometer: Fileserver / Databaseserver simulation (mixed workloads)
Even though we are testing a consumer SSD, for completeness' sake we also ran the file server and database server simulation workloads, in order to obtain a comprehensive impression of the drives' performance. The chart below shows the results for queue depth 32. Please refer to the test procedure page for a description of these tests.
In the fileserver test the NX500 manages to perform well, but not well enough to beat the 960 Pro. In the database test the NX500 performs worse and ends up at pretty much the same level of the Zotac P3400.
The Fileserver workload consists of 80% read- and 20% write commands.
The database workload consists of 67% read- and 33% write commands with a base blocksize of 8 KB.